9. Zhang Xin & family Zhang Xin, a Chinese business tycoon is the CEO of SOHO China, the largest commercial real estate developer in Beijing. She is one of the most powerful women in the world, especially in business.
Her reset of DuPont (selling commodity units, moving into high-margin areas) is paying off: The stock has more than doubled during her tenure, vs. the S&P 86% rise. Nevertheless, Kullman must contend with investor Nelson Peltz, who is likely to want more units shed. #postersandillustrations
Noorjahan Akbar, undergraduate student at Dickinson College, has been featured in Forbes' annual "Most Powerful Women in the World", nominated for the science and math category for co-founding Young Women for Change.
2. Maria das Graças Silva Foster Maria das Graças Silva Foster is the CEO of Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. She is considered to be the world’s first woman to head a major oil and gas company. Apart from being known as one of the most powerful women in business, she is also recognized as one of the most influential people in the world.